Fellowship of the Australian Library and Information Association
Distinguished Alumna of the University of Canberra
Professor Joyce Kirk, President of RMIT Vietnam, brings with her extensive senior leadership experience in the higher education sector and a nexus of expertise across the areas of learning and teaching, research, and student experience.
Professor Kirk joined RMIT Vietnam in October 2012, having joined RMIT Melbourne towards the end of 2004, providing leadership as the Pro Vice-Chancellor Students and Vice President. In this role, she was responsible for the student experience outside the classroom, including support across areas such as health and wellbeing, sports and arts programs, counselling, careers advice and learning support. Professor Kirk was also responsible for the management system for RMIT’s 70,000 students and my RMIT, a gateway that provides 24/7 online access to services for students including Blackboard and learning resources, literacy and language support, enrolment and results, discussion forums, and the library.
In addition to her academic leadership roles, from 2001-2011 Professor Kirk provided insights into the quality of Australian universities for AUQA (the Australian Universities Quality Agency as a member and Chair of audit panels. During this time she was invited to present workshops to train newly appointed auditors, a manifestation of her commitment to lifelong learning. Her interest in international education led to her representation of AUQA in the Australian Medical Council's development of standards for courses offered offshore by Australian Universities.
Prior to undertaking her role at RMIT Melbourne, Professor Kirk was Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at University of Technology, Sydney and earlier, Associate Dean (Coursework Programs). She was elected Chair Academic Board at UTS and was a member of the UTS Council.
Professor Kirk is a regular reviewer for journals in higher education and she has been involved in a number of leadership programs and gender equity projects for universities and tertiary institutions on behalf of Universities Australia and the Australian Technology Network.